Under intense opposition from the International Franchise Association, Florida's franchisee protection bill just passed its first hurdle. Senate Bill 750, the Protect Florida Small Business Act, passed the Regulated Industries committee of the Florida Senate.
The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) will honor Keith Miller, Chairman of the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA), and nationally recognized attorney Ronald K. Gardner Jr. with the Total Quality Franchising Chairman’s Award for Distinguished Service to the Franchising Community.
On June 27, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas enjoined the Department of Labor’s “persuader” rule. The nationwide injunction prevents DOL "on a national basis from implementing any and all aspects of [DOL's persuader rule] pending a final resolution of the merits of this case or until a further order of this Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit or the United States Supreme Court.”